Photosynthesis - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780126754100, 9781483220383

Photosynthesis

1st Edition

The Biochemistry of Plants

Editors: M. D. Hatch N. K. Boardman
eBook ISBN: 9781483220383
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 2nd December 1987
Page Count: 446
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Description

The Biochemistry of Plants: A Comprehensive Treatise, Volume 10: Photosynthesis provides information pertinent to the biochemistry of photosynthesis. This book discusses the advances in the field of photosynthesis and emphasizes that not only certain synthetic bacteria and microalgae but also other aquatic phototrophs possess mechanisms for concentrating CO2 or bicarbonate in their cells.

Organized into six chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the ways of minimizing the wasteful oxygenase reaction catalyzed by the enzyme. This text then examines the molecular basis underlying the structure of the chloroplast thylakoid membrane and its biogenesis during the maturation of the chloroplast. Other chapters consider the dynamics of the thylakoid membrane, including the role of protein phosphorylation and the lateral distribution of electrical charge and protein components. This book discusses as well the molecular processes governing the development of the organelle.

This book is a valuable resource for plant biochemists, neurobiochemists, molecular biologists, senior graduate students, and research workers.

Table of Contents


List of Contributors


General Preface


Preface to Volume 10


1 The Molecular Basis of Chloroplast Development


I. Introduction


II. The Chloroplast Genome


III. Replication of the Chloroplast Genome


IV. Regulation of Plastid Gene Expression


V. Nuclear Genes that Encode Plastid Proteins


VI. Phy tochrome


VII. Advances in Chlorophyll Synthesis


VIII. The Chloroplast Envelope


IX. Processing of Cytoplasmically Made Precursors of Plastid Proteins


X. Assembly of Complexes in Thylakoid Membranes


XI. Conclusions


References


2 Composition, Organization, and Dynamics of the Thylakoid Membrane in Relation to Its Function


I. Introduction


II. Thylakoid Lipids


III. Thylakoid Proteins


IV. Thylakoid Membrane Organization


V. Thylakoid Membrane Dynamics


VI. Final Comment


References


3 Rubisco: Structure, Mechanisms, and Prospects for Improvement


I. Introduction


II. The Catalytic Bifunctionality of Rubisco: A Fixed Constraint in the Architecture of Life?


III. Structure and Synthesis


IV. Mechanisms of Carbamylation and Catalysis


V. Mechanisms for Modulating Activity


VI. Subunit Interactions


VII. Evolution of Rubisco


VIII. Prospects for a Better Rubisco


References


4 The CO2-Concentrating Mechanism in Aquatic Phototrophs


I. Introduction


II. Historical Perspectives


III. The Significance of the CO2-Concentrating Mechanism


IV. The Essential Components of the CO2- Concentrating Mechanism


V. The CO2-Concentrating Mechanism in Cyanobacteria and Green Microalgae


VI. Induction of t

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No. of pages:
446
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1987
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9781483220383

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M. D. Hatch

N. K. Boardman

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